Regarding pitch counts: Lackey vs. Verlander

With all this talk during the Fox broadcast regarding pitch counts here is a look at how John Lackey and Justin Verlander perform as their pitch counts increases. They both have held opposing batters to a .219 batting average after 100 pitches but Verlander’s home run rate sees a steady increase from 1.4% (1-50 pithches), […]

American League batting postseason splits

The leaderboards below include batters with 5 or more plate appearances based on the applied filter (vs. LHPs, with men on, etc). You may sort the leaderboards by clicking on any column heading. vs. LHPs AVG OPS H K RBI Chas% Miss% PA 1. Jhonny Peralta (DET) .571 1.571 4 0 1 20.0% 21.4% 7 […]

NL Postseason pitching with the fastball

While only 10 of his plate appearances concluded with decisive fastballs, opposing batters are only hitting .125 against John Axford’s heater. Here is a sortable list of NL postseason pitchers and their success with the fastball. 2013 NL Postseason Pitching Leaders (on Fastballs) PA AVG OBP SLUG OPS K/BB BABIP BB H HR K 1. […]

Red Sox from behind; Tigers with a lead

The Detroit Tigers have a commanding 5 run lead as Max Scherzer has dominated Red Sox hitters with 5+ innings of no-hit ball and 11 strikeouts. While the no-hitter is no longer intact the Red Sox still have big hill to climb. The tables below reflect the performance of Red Sox batters when they’re playing […]

Gammons Daily Leaderboards: Consecutive perfect innings in 2013

In light of the great performance we are witnessing in Game 5 of the ALDS by Justin Verlander we wanted to share two 2013 leaderboards. These two leaderboards show pitchers in 2013 with the most consecutive perfect innings in a game as well as the most consecutive no hit innings in a game. Most Perfect […]

Clayton Kershaw: Getting it done

In light of Clayton Kershaw’s performance so far tonight we thought we’d take a close look at his dominance in 2013. Clayton Kershaw only gave up 2 home runs with men on base during the 2013 regular season. No one in Major League Baseball gave up fewer home runs with men on in 2013. Keep […]

MLB: Wins aren’t for sale in 2013

Now that the regular season has concluded we can compile the owners’ favorite stat, Cost Per Win.  Below you will find a list of every MLB team’s payroll divided by their total number of regular season wins.  If you take away Houston and Miami, who to be fair shouldn’t even qualify for this list, the […]

Team Pitching with a lead; Pirates lead the way

While we often emphasize the value of clutch hitting and pitching there is certainly great value in maintaining focus and executing when your team has secured a lead. When they have a lead, the Pirates pitching staff is holding opposing batters to a .216 batting average (best in the majors). In fact seven of the […]

Punch in the gut strikeouts

Nothing draws the ire of players, managers and fans more than a batter striking out with runners in scoring position. In 2013 [tweetable]J.P. Arencibia (37.6%), Chris Carter (37.5%) and Adam Dunn (35.8%) lead the majors with the highest strikeout rates[/tweetable] with runners in scoring position. Here is a look at the top ten batter strikeout […]

Streaking in MLB: Denard Span Leads the Way

Denard Span enters tonight’s game versus the Marlins one game shy of Ryan Zimmerman’s consecutive game hit streak of 30 (2009). Here’s a look at Denard Span’s success at the plate prior to his 29 game hitting streak (Opening Day to August 16th) versus the success he has experienced during his streak (August 17th to […]